Uncovering the genetic basis of obesity hints at new ways to define it

February 11, 2015 6:00 PM

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'It’s not just you and your bad habits; it’s not fully volitional.'

Obesity is determined by both by a person’s environment and their genetics. But until recently, researchers didn’t know exactly what role various regions of our DNA played in determining how human bodies look. Now, researchers have linked multiple new regions of the human genome to body mass index (...

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